Jasson Urbach | 08 Nov 2013 | Business Day (South Africa)
In Southern Africa, the malaria season typically begins with the summer rains in November and ends in April. In this region, the co-ordination of malaria control efforts between neighbouring states has dramatically reduced the incidence of malaria.
Jasson Urbach | 02 Sep 2013 | Guardian's Global Development Professionals Network'
The once highly successful malaria treatments, chloroquine and sulphadoxine pyrimethamine (SP), are seldom recommended to treat malaria thanks to resistance.
Jasson Urbach | 24 Jul 2013 | Africa Fighting Malaria
Africa Fighting Malaria director, Jasson Urbach, has written a letter to the editor of The Independent - Uganda, in response to Ellady Muyambi's opinion piece "DDT use not good for Uganda" (05 Jul. 2013).
Jasson Urbach | 23 May 2013 | Business Day (South Africa)
If environmentalists get their way, one of the key weapons in the fight against malaria will be banned before any real alternative is available, with devastating effects.
Jasson Urbach | 05 Apr 2013 | Health Policy Unit
Substantial stocks of the insecticide DDT on the ocean floor off Los Angeles have all but vanished.
Richard Tren | 05 Mar 2013 | Wall Street Journal
In January, the European Commission advised the EU not to use neonicotinoids, a relatively new class of agricultural insecticides.
Lindsay Brooke-Nottingham | 27 Feb 2013 | Futurity.org
Disabling a unique signalling protein puts the brakes on the life cycle of the malaria parasite, a new study reports.
Jasson Urbach | 15 Jan 2013 | Africa Fighting Malaria
It may be tempting to think that higher temperatures will lead to more mosquitoes and therefore to more malaria...
Roger Bate et al | 14 Jan 2013 | International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Substandard and falsified drugs are readily available in the private marketplace and probably contribute to anti-tuberculosis drug resistance in low- and middle-income countries. This issue warrants further investigation through large-scale studies of drug quality in all markets.
None | 03 Jan 2013 | Africa Fighting Malaria
In response to peer-reviewed data (here and here) that manufacturers sold substandard medicines, the World Health Organization (WHO) asked the alleged manufacturers to test their own products. Self-regulation is not likely to give an honest answer, and it is astounding that WHO embraces it.